6 secret iPhone tips and tricks to get the most out of your device

Sure, there's plenty your trusty iPhone can already do, even if you've not upgraded to the slick new iPhone 7 yet.

It can help you find your way home, settle pub debates and even make the odd phone call. But here's 6 cool things you probably didn't know your iPhone could do:

1. Smooth up your searches

When it comes to finding out the footy scores or proving a point, getting where you need to go on the internet is all about speed and precision - something missing when you're forced to knock out type-heavy web addresses.

So save time by holding down the full stop icon whilst typing out an address to bring up a short-cut series of URL suffixes. From the classics (.com, .co.uk) to the less used (.edu, .ie), there are quick hit shortcuts for all.

2. Stop your phone gathering data

Slightly sinisterly, your iPhone is always gathering data on you in the background - be it the apps you're using the most, how much data you're churning through... or even, most creepily, where you are. To see what we mean, head to Settings > Privacy > Location Services > System Services > Frequent Locations.

3. Use a tool box classic

Swiping left in the Compass app brings up a very useful spirit level - a digital bubble gauge than can check if that shelf really is level. (Spoiler: it isn't.)

4. Lock your camera

We all know that tapping the screen while taking a photo will set the camera's point of focus, right? Good. Annoyingly though, every time you move the camera after picking a focal point, it disappears.
Instead of just tapping the screen, press for a second or two until an 'AF Locked' box pops up. Now you can twist, turn and swing the thing around without losing focus.

5. Set your music on a timer

Enjoy listening to a little soothing background music as you drift off to the Land of Nod? Then you're probably all too familiar with waking up at 3am to some unwanted tunes. Unless, of course, you set your music to turn off on a timer.

In the Clock app, slide along to the Timer options. Here under the 'When Time Ends' tag, you can switch out the alarm option for a 'Stop Playing' tag. This will turn off the tunes, be it through Apple Music or Spotify, when the timer hits zero.

6. Charge your phone with a single button press

Having full charge on your phone is an unbeatable feeling in life, especially if you have to commute. With the Phinexi Charging Case you will increase your battery life so you always have charge! How do you want 100% iPhone battery until 5pm?

Do more with your phone. 

This revolutionary charging case gives you extended battery life and does not require you to remove the case when you need to charge or sync the device. 

The Case prioritises keeping your iPhone charged at all times so you never have to worry about whether or not you have the best power level possibly. You just put the case on, use it as needed and it just works!

The Phinexi really is a powerful battery extending, protective iPhone Skin.


If you want to charge your iPhone 7 on the go, find out more about the worlds slimmest charging case. 

  • Jan 24, 2017
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